Veterans, Family Members and Friends Honor Service and Sacrifice on ” Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day”
Tribute Ceremony To Keep The Legacy Of The 1,741 Fallen
New Yorkers Alive
NEW YORK, NY, March 15, 2011 – Hundreds of Vietnam War veterans and the family members of those killed in action in defense of our great nation will pay tribute to their collective sacrifices at a commemorative event on “Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day.” Hosted by The United War Veterans Council, this ceremonial observance will honor the fallen soldiers of the Vietnam War, as well as those New Yorkers who have made the ultimate sacrifice since 9/11, on Saturday, March 26 at the Vietnam Memorial Plaza at 55 Water Street, New York, NY from 12 PM to 4 PM.
The memorial ceremony will begin with the reading of the names of the 1,741 fallen Vietnam soldiers from New York City and those New Yorkers who have lost their lives since September 11, 2001. Following the reading, Paul Bucha, Medal of Honor Recipient of the Vietnam War, and John Rowan, the National President of Vietnam Veterans of America, will share their personal messages of sacrifice. To further honor the deceased individuals, and the families who keep their legacies’ alive, the UWVC will recognize Gold Star Family Members—families who have lost a member during service.
The event strives to uphold the words of Abraham Lincoln, who urged all Americans “to care for him who shall have borne the battle.” The United War Veterans Council invites the public to help us achieve this mission, ensure that we remember the sacrifices of those who served and demonstrate our support for those currently serving and their families.
For more information about The United War Veterans Council and the “Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day” event, visit www.UnitedWarVeterans.org